Isle of Wight Monumental Inscriptions Record
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Surname:MATTHEWSAge:67 Years Date of Burial:27 Nov 1865
Forename(s):MariaDate of Death:23 Nov 1865
  Estimated Date of Birth:1797/1798
Description:wife of James
Address:Sea View
Church Register:St Helens : St Helen's Church
Register Entry:
Burial Location:Section CY Row 25 Grave F
Where available, burial plans may be found on the Monumental Inscription Index Coverage page
Monument Inscription:
MARIA
WIFE OF JAMES MATTHEWS PILOT
SLEEPTH HERE IN JESUS
WAITING FOR HIS FINAL CALL
SHE EXCHANGED MORTALITY FOR LIFE
NOV 23 1865 AGED SIXTYSEVEN
What say the happy dead
She bids me bear my Lord
With silent steps proceed
And follow her to God

Also
JAMES MATTHEWS HUSBAND
OF THE ABOVE WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS
Dec 26th 1881 AGED 84 Years
Absent from the body
to be present with the Lord
Link to RO Burials Card record (requires password): RO Burials Card entry
Other Information:Transcription and picture by Antony Barton
Grave Marker:
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